Yr Athrofa hosts Education Secretary keynote

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams will deliver a keynote address as part of the Athrofa Seminar Series. Yr Athrofa, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Institute of Education, in partnership with the Welsh Government, will host Ms Williams at Yr Athrofa in Cardiff’s Tramshed Tech, on Monday, April 23 at 6pm. Ms Williams will discuss her education agenda and plan…

Changing feedback to benefit pupils and teachers

Verbal feedback using technology can decrease teacher workload and give pupils a more personalised feedback experience, according to a new report. Research undertaken by academics at Yr Athrofa found the versatility of verbal feedback using technology to be a particular strength, as it could be related to a pupils’ age and stage of development or…

Living La Dolce Vita

Sarah Stewart is taking part in a new collaborative project focussing on equity in education. Drawing on expertise from across Europe, it seeks to tackle some of the biggest obstacles to pupil success. Here, she explains her involvement in the project…   As Wales embarks on curriculum reform, the focus on the quality of children’s…

The Great Divide

When does responsibility for education begin and end? And whose job is it to educate our youngest children? Here, Natalie MacDonald looks to answer the questions that are often swept under the carpet…   One of the questions that has been forefront in my mind recently is where education should begin. Current and proposed policy…

A step forward for new national curriculum

A major research project informing a crucial aspect of Wales’ curriculum reform has presented its first findings. Developed in partnership by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) and the University of Glasgow, the CAMAU project seeks to develop a shared understanding of ‘progression’ in the context of Successful Futures. Professor Graham Donaldson’s wideranging…